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THE MASHANTUCKET PEQUOT TRIBAL NATION

in association with

RED-HORSE NATIVE PRODUCTIONS

Presents The Award Winning Movie



The first mainstream feature film funded and produced
entirely by Native Americans!
Winner "Special Jury Prize" Dreamspeakers Festival, Canada

 


REVIEWS

"...Beautiful and intelligent siblings, Valerie Red-Horse, Irene Bedard and Kimberly Norris Guerrero deliver such strong, committed portrayals that the sisters and the issues they confront become very real. Stirring... heartfelt and illuminating film."
Kevin Thomas, LOS ANGELES TIMES

"Fresh perspective... empowering... interesting... fine actors."
Maria Metzer, DAILY NEWS

"Emotionally satisfying... Notions of alienation and community, fear and hope, anonymity and identity come together with sincerity and force. It's what independent films are supposed to be all about. The film offers... the fresh beauty of the independent."
Henry Sheehan, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

"Nicely mounted... Red-Horse cuts an attractive figure. Interesting... ever-so-slightly different... worthy."
David Ehrenstein, NEW TIMES

"Red-Horse has a good handle on the complexities of maintaining ethnic identity in the face of overriding American values... film [is like] a commendable, well-written essay."
Hazel-Dawn Dumpert, LA WEEKLY

"Engaging...well-made...frequently funny and emotionally involving.."
David Hunter, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

"This really is a movie for everyone..."
The Park City Record, SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

"A truly inspiring movie, 'Naturally Native' is a must see film..."
Karen Testerman, INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY

"A heartfelt drama..."
Jeffrey Ressner, TIME MAGAZINE

"A cinematic charmer..."
Danika Tutush, COWBOYS & INDIANS MAGAZINE

"A smart, accomplished and balanced movie..."
Marc Horton, EDMONTON JOURNAL

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AWARDS

It's an exciting time for NATURALLY NATIVE, winning four awards at the First Americans In The Arts (FAITA), which is the Native American equivalent for the Academy Awards. NATURALLY NATIVE was awarded: Best-Writing - Valerie Red-Horse; Best Directing - Jennifer Wynne Farmer & Valerie Redhorse; Best producing - Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, Dawn Jackson, Yvonne Russo & Valerie Red-Horse; Outstanding New Performer - Lowell Raven. We are very excited about these awards which are presented on February 26, 2000 in Los Angeles, California.

For more information on First Americans in the Arts, please go to www.firstamericans.org

"Special Jury Award" Dreamspeakers Film Festival, Alberta, Canada

"Audience Award" Santa Clarita Film Festival, Santa Clarita, California

"Independent Feature Film-Low Budget" Worldfest-Flagstaff, Flagstaff, Arizona

"Producers of the Year" American Indian Film Festival, San Francisco, California

"Independent Feature Film-Low Budget" Worldfest-Houston, Houston, Texas

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FESTIVALS

Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah
Dallas USA Film Festival, Dallas, Texas
Marco Island Film Festival, Florida
Munich Film Festival, Munich, Germany
Amiens Film Festival, Amiens France
Stony Brooke Film Festival, Long Island, New York
Sinking Creek Film Festival, Nashville, Tennessee
500 Nations Film Festival, London, England
Red Earth Film Festival, Oklahoma
San Diego Film Festival, San Diego, California
Denver International Film Festival, Denver, Colorado
New England Film Festival, Boston, Massachusetts
Worldfest Houston, Houston, Texas
Texas A&M Film Festival, College Station, Texas
American Indian Film Festival, San Francisco, California
The Other American Film Festival, San Antonio, Texas
Reel Shades Film Festival, Washington, D.C.

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